Scientists have discovered a natural method to degrade plastic which take decades. They have found a fungus that can break a non-biodegradable plastic in weeks by secreting enzymes which pull apart individual molecules. Let us find out about this fungus, how it works, what is the name of the fungus.
International Day of Peace is celebrated worldwide on 21 September each year to recognise the efforts of those who have worked hard to eliminate the conflicts and promote peace. This article will provide information about International day of Peace, its theme of 2017, History i.e. why it is celebrated, how it is celebrated etc.
Saturn have rings and is the most striking feature of the Solar System. How many rings Saturn have, of what these rings are made up, Why Saturn have rings, how these rings are formed etc. are answered in this article
A bank is a financial institution that accepts deposits from the public and creates credit. Here, we are giving the ‘List of Public sector banks in India and their headquarters’ along with their taglines and year of establishment. In this article, we have also included the proposed merger of SBI’s associate banks and Bhartiy Mahila Bank with state bank of India and its impact on Indian Banking Industry which will be useful GK Study material for the aspirants who are preparing for competitive exams like IAS/PCS/SSC and Banking etc.
Currently, Indian society moving towards reformation whether it is social or religious matter. Triple Talaq is one of the current burning topics which are on the way of reformation. Here, we are giving the name of major Islamic countries where Triple Talaq is banned as per Current GK perspective.
The IIFA Awards 2017 was organized on 14-15 July 2017 at the Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford in New Jersey, United States of America. It was the 18th edition of the IIFA Awards. The event was hosted by Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan. In this article we are giving list of all award winners of IIFA Awards 2017.
National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ramnath Kovind has become 14th President of India. The formal announcement of his name as the President was made at 4:22 in the evening. In the presidential election of 2017, Ramnath Kovind got 7,02,044 votes, while his opponent and a candidate of 17 opposition parties Meira Kumar got 3,67,314 votes. In this article, we are giving details of 10 amazing facts about 14th President of India Ramnath Kovind.
Brand Ambassador is often called Corporate Ambassador who is appointed on the basis of popularity by an organization or company to represent a brand in a positive light. Here, we are giving the list of brand ambassadors in India and the list of brands/programmes.
On July 12, 2017, Chinese troops have sailed for setting up country's first ever overseas military base in Djibouti (Africa).This Chinese step shows that China is trying to trap India through different base around its neighbouring countries. China is creating a ring around India which is named "String of Pearls" by the media.
The President is considered the first citizen of India. It is the highest Constitutional post in the country. The Electoral College elects the President of India. Without the President's signature no law can be formed and his tenure is of 5 years. Through this article, the list of the candidates who have been elected as president so far is being given and some important facts related to them.
In the October 2017, the Government of India decided to increase the salary of The President of India from Rs. 1.5 lac /month to Rs. 5 lac / month. In addition to the salary the president receives other allowances in which free medical, housing and treatment facilities (whole life) are provided. After this new salary the president will get Rs. 1.5 lac /month as pension.
India's largest purchasing power and huge market are attracting marketers from across the world. Among all the investors, Chinese investors and technology entrepreneurs comes with a Herculean investment in India’s start-up specialising in areas such as mobile gaming, education, healthcare, financial technology and Internet of Things (IoT) in India. Here, we are giving the list of Chinese Funded Companies in India (List of India’s Start-up Company funded by Chinese Investors) for general awareness (GK).
According to official figures, in the year 2015-16, India's export to China was $ 7.56 billion and India's imports from China stood at $ 52.26 billion. These data shows that India's trade deficit with China was $ 44.7 billion. Indians need to keep in mind that India sends 8% of its total exports to China, while China sends only 2% of its total exports to India.
When we heard about the achievements in Science & Technology, invention, discoveries and innovation only one name come-up in our mind i.e. Israel. In other word, we can say Israel is the mitochondria of technology. Here, we are the list of latest technology used by Israel for general awareness.
China is the most populous and third largest country in the world. It occupies a large part of East Asia, borders fourteen states and has coastlines on the Yellow, East China and South China Seas. Two-thirds of the territory is mountainous or desert; only one-tenth is cultivated. The eastern half of the country is one of the world's best watershed lands. Apart from these entire epitomic examples, there are numerous hidden secrets of China, which are never coming to the World's scrutiny.
If you are travelling any part of the world for education, employment, residence and tourism, you need two things- Passport (Document for identity because you need to prove who are you); and Visa (To prove you have been checked before you travel). A Visa is a conditional authorisation by a country to a foreigner, allowing them to enter, remain within, or to leave that country.
International Yoga Day is celebrated on 21st June throughout the world and for the first time it was celebrated on 21 June 2015. As, we all know environment is changing and the world is becoming more competent yoga help us to deal with this type of environment and also makes us healthy. This article deals with the theme, objectives of International Yoga Day, why it is celebrated on 21st June etc.
Today, India tagged as the fastest growing economy in the whole world. The size of economy has grown to 2.54 lakh crores which made it the 7th largest economy in the world. In this article, we have compared the changes in the different sectors of economy of India between 2014 to 2017.In this article basically we have compared 3 years of the current NDA government which resumed office in 2014 and performance of previous UPA government.
TRAI is Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Its main purpose is to regulate telecommunication services, adjudicate disputes, dispose appeals and protect the interest of the service providers as well as consumers. It establishes standards for Quality of Services (QoS) and supervise how service providers share revenue. This article deals with the role of TRAI, its functions and how it works.
‘e-Sanad’ is an initiative for digitization of the certificates started by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), in association with two other ministries. This initiative started with ‘Parinam Manjusha’ on May 24, 2017.
The property which is held by a person in the name of other person but the price has been paid by someone else or somebody uses his/her name to allow someone to buy any house, land or any other property. Moreover, making fixed deposits in bank accounts by other names is also considered a Benami property.
Mother’s Day is celebrated to salute the motherhood, to increase the influence of mothers in the society, to increase the maternal bonds to children. We all have mothers, so together we should celebrate this day and it is the time to think about the legacies, aspects of society, challenges that mother face everyday etc. What is the history behind the celebration of Mother’s Day is discussed in this article.
H-1B Visa is a kind of non immigrant Visa provided for immigration to United States of America under the Section 101 (15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of the USA. According to the present American laws, within a year, only 65000 individuals can be granted the H-1B visa.
Usually 12% of Basic Salary is being deducted from employee’s monthly salary and the same amount is being paid by the company. The main objective of EPF deduction from employee’s salary is to provide financial security to employees at the time of retirement. Ministry of Labour renders the interest at the rate 7% to 9% annual on the EPF amount.
Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder. People suffering from this disease not able to make enough haemoglobin and also suffers from anaemia. On every 8th May World Thalassemia Day is celebrated to increase the awareness about the disease throughout the world. This article deals with the symptoms, prevention measures, why Thalassemia Day is celebrated etc.
The government has increased their basic salaries by more than twice. Urjit Patel's basic salary has been increased to Rs. 2.5 lakh and Deputy Governor’s salary has been increased to Rs. 2.25 lakh. This change is effective from January 1, 2016. Prior to this increase, the basic salary of the Governor of the Reserve Bank was Rs.90.000 per month.
India is a democratic country and it has 29 states and 7 union territories. There are 31 Chief Ministers in India, 29 from states and 2 from union territories (Delhi and Puducherry).As of now Bhartiy Janta Party is ruling to 13 states while 6 states are ruled by the Indian National Congress. So let's have a look on the current gk list of Chief Minister in India.
In the presence of parallel economy and lesser life of the paper currency notes, the Reserve Bank of India has decided to circulate plastic notes of Rs. 10 denomination in the five cities i.e. Mysore, Kochi, Jaipur, Shimla and Bhubneshwar on trial basis.
‘Budget’ is a systematic list of items of revenue and expenditure of the government of a defined duration or we can say it’s a plan for the income and expenditure of the government for the present, past and future financial years.
The Government of India had stated in the budget of 2017-18 that the total income of the government was Rs.21,46,735 cr. while fiscal deficit amounted to Rs. 5,46,532. Government of India receives maximum revenue from Borrowing and other Liabilities (19% of total revenue) while the share of states in taxes and fees (24% of the total expenditure)is the largest item of expenditure.